Undergraduate Alumni Success and Career Outcomes

A Houghton education can alter the trajectory of a student’s life, and alumni will gladly tell you: Houghton will not only prepare you for a job after you graduate – it will lay the groundwork for an amazing life.

Where are they now?

What Houghton Graduates Say

Where are they now?

Class of 2022


Employed or in grad school within 6 months of graduation.

Placement Rates – 96.6%
Employed – 74.3%
Grad School – 20.8%
Military Service – 0.6%
Based on the First Destination Survey for the Class of 2022.

Where are they employed?

Class of 2022


Rochester Regional Health


Fidelity Investments


Buffalo Urban Mission Partnership


Tompkins Community Bank

Naperville Animal Hospital

University at Buffalo

Private and Public Schools

Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)

World Hope International

National Air Cargo Inc.

Annapolis Police Department

This list is a sampling of employers for the Class of 2022.

What They’re Doing

Class of 2022
  • Account Manager
  • Accountant
  • Administrative Systems Programmer
  • Adolescent Outreach Program Coordinator
  • Art Teacher
  • Artist
  • Asst. Director of Admissions and Enrollment Mgmt.
  • Asst. Director of Choral Activities, Instructor of Piano, Collab. Pianist
  • Assistant Quality Manager
  • Audio/Visual Tech
  • Benefits Analyst
  • Biological Analyst
  • Chemistry Technician
  • Choir Director
  • Church Plant Resident
  • Content Marketing Specialist
  • Data Analyst
  • Director of Music
  • Director of Technology Procurement
  • Youth Counselor
  • Ecotourism and Research Manager
  • English teacher
  • Entrepreneur (business owner)
  • Family Service Caseworker
  • Farm Manager
  • Field Technician
  • Film Composer
  • Financial Consultant
  • Fulfillment Expert
  • Graphic Designer
  • High School Math Teacher
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Illustrator
  • IT Specialist
  • Lighting Technician
  • Medical Assistant
  • Missionary
  • Music Teacher
  • Patient Care Technician
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Police Officer
  • Product Engineer
  • Rafting Guide
  • Registered Nurse
  • Sales Manager
  • Special Education Teacher
  • Sports Instructor
  • Staff Accountant
  • Studio Assistant and Resident Artist
  • Vet Tech Assistant
  • Youth Ministry Assistant

Where They Attend Graduate School

Class of 2022
  • Adelphi University
  • Alfred University
  • Asbury Theological Seminary
  • Baldwin Wallace University
  • Dallas International University
  • Gwynedd Mercy University
  • Houghton University
  • Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Niagara University
  • Medaille College
  • Messiah University
  • New York Medical College
  • Northeast College of Health Sciences
  • Northeastern Seminary at Roberts Wesleyan University
  • Roberts Wesleyan University
  • Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine
  • Russell Sage College
  • SUNY – Alfred State College
  • SUNY – Geneseo
  • SUNY – Potsdam
  • SUNY – Upstate Medical University
  • SUNY – University at Albany
  • Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
  • Tulane University
  • University at Buffalo
  • University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  • University of Maryland, College Park
  • University of Southern California
Business Students in Board Room

What Employers Say

What led to their success?

Houghton University graduates are equipped for successful careers, fulfilling their God-given calling, thanks to the high-quality, affordable Christian education that they received. What makes the difference?

Career Preparation

The Office of Vocation and Calling provides a unique approach to vocational and career planning by engaging with students throughout their first year of college, walking them through individually customized and comprehensive career development plans that are available beyond graduation.

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Academic Support

Personalized advisement and ongoing academic support ensure that you will find the classes that you need to graduate on time and meet your professional goals.

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National Recognition

From academic reputation to best value, to the safest campus, Houghton’s excellence has been recognized in comparison to other colleges and universities.

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The Houghton Promise

For Student Enrolled at Houghton, NY Campus

At Houghton, you will receive a high-quality education that puts God first and prepares you for the fast-paced and ever-changing world. That’s our promise to you, and we stand by it.

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Outcomes data for the Class of 2021 based on the most recent survey of graduates by the Office of Vocation and Calling.